HMID 6303 Current Trends & Issues in Instructional Technology Chapter 4: It’s a Free Software World After All From Curtis J. Bonk’s book entitled “The World is Open” Summarised by: Khoo Chiew Keen OUM-MIDT, February 2010 .
What is it and how does it affect the development of free and open source software?
Read more about hackers here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_(computing)
This ‘culture’ had a firm belief in knowledge sharing and helping others , including the exploration of computer programming secrets and free access to computers and the availability of information about them.
Ideas in many forms are shared and disseminated through various tools on the Web i.e., Sakai, Moodle, Drupal, Ning etc…
So, where education is concerned, how can ideas be safe-guarded when online technologies are so advanced these days? The area of licensing and copyright of materials comes into focus now … and this is where Creative Commons come into the picture.